Live in a Landmark – A Workshop on the purchase and rehabilitation of historic homes

Presented by Historic Wilmington Foundation

Saturday June 4, 2016 8:30am – 12:30pm
Council Chambers in historic City Hall / Thalian Hall, 102 N. 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC

$10 for HWF Members and $25 for Non-Members through May 31
$30 for ALL registrants beginning June 1

Register online HERE or call 910.762.2511 to register by phone.


This workshop will educate the registrant on:
• State preservation tax credits for historic homes • Local historic districts & National Register Districts
• Building & rehabilitation code • Insurance Issues
• Energy efficiency for old houses • Project planning & costs
• Mortage & rehab loans • Site visit to a home which has utilized the state historic preservation tax credits (tentative)

The workshop will feature a variety of experts:
David Christenbury and Jeff Adolphensen – NC State Historic Preservation Office
Bruce Bowman, BMH Architects
Carolyn Walls, First Bank
Dawn Snotherly, City of Wilmington
Edward McCaleb, New Hanover County
Randy Reeves, Harold W. Wells & Son
Nick Balding, Balding Brothers Restoration & Remodeling
Skye Dunning, Building Performance Specialists

Major support provided by
City of Wilmington Planning, Development and Transportation Department & Historic Preservation Commission, The City Manager’s Office, North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

Additional Support provided by
National Park Service, Hampton Inn Wilmington – Medical Park, Thalian hall Center for Performing Arts, AIA Wilmington, Sponsors for National Preservation Month


HWF Members’ Shrimparoo!


Fresh Shrimp, Cold Beer, Live Music!

Thursday, May 26, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

at Elijah’s Restaurant

Beer by Ironclad Brewery, Music by Stray Local

RSVP by 5:00 Monday 5/23

Join HWF at the door and get in free!  Current members can get in free too if they bring a guest to join that evening.  Or members can pay just $20 and enjoy, the shrimp, the beer, the music and the view!  We look forward to seeing all HWF friends who are neither members, nor choose to join that evening, at on of our many events open to the public.

RSVP to 910.762.2511 or

2016 Preservation Awards!

The 2016 Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Preservation Awards ceremony is Thursday, May 19, 6:00pm at the historic New Hanover County Courthouse, 24 N. 3rd Street. The Foundation’s Preservation Awards are for restoration, rehabilitation, compatible new development, as well as preservation leadership and individual contributions to the field.

Also to be presented will be two of Historic Wilmington Foundation’s highest awards: Thomas H. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award given for extraordinary preservation work and leadership, and the Katherine Howell Award given for invaluable service and leadership in furthering the mission of the Historic Wilmington Foundation in the Lower Cape Fear region.

RSVP for the Preservation Awards by emailing

For more information on HWF’s National Preservation Month activities see our website:

2015 Preservation Award Winners Scene from 2015 Preservation Awards ceremony

Preservation Talk on Wilm’s USO

The USO, or United Service Organization, is a non-profit organization created under Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1941, to support our military and their families. The Hannah Block Historic USO was originally one of 14 in New Hanover County and at the time its services included a canteen, a dormitory, big band dances, plays, music recitals a weekly radio broadcast and more. Come on out to the Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center TONIGHT, May 16, 2016, 6:00pm to hear a Preservation Talk on the history of Wilmington’s USO by Board Chairman Ev Smith. $5 suggested donation, reception to follow. Hannah Block Historic USO and Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street. RSVP to

USO Building